Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Schedule of Events

Keep in mind these are all recorded and you can catch up on them any time! Everyone will be hanging about some from Thursday till Sunday night so we can have some fun!  Forums go through till August 13th.


Fix Your Facebook - 9:30 - 10pm EST
You have one - you might as well make it work for you right?
- Presented by Terry Kate

Singles Mixer: Author, Blogger, Aspiring Author -  8-11pm EST
Make new friends, and keep the old.  We are all looking to meet up.
Chat Room and Forum - Post what you are looking to blog about - or the types of the guest blogs you are looking for - or if you want to find someone to help out with a blog, why not open your arms to those who might be thinking of starting a blog of their own.


The Art of the Review -  6:30 - 7:30pm EST
Here what some of the reviewers are doing, their approach and what authors think as well.
Sabrina of Cheeky Reads -
Moderator: Jessica

How to be a better Guest Blogger - 7:30 - 8:30pm EST
Get more out of your time guest blogging.  Five easy steps that will save you time and bring in more traffic and more sales.
Carla Capshaw - Author -
Moderator - Terry Kate

What I wish I had Known before I started... :  8:30 - 9:30pm EST
Planning, before youu sell the book, after, and onward.
Panelists -
Laura Bickle - Author

Should Authors have Blogs? - 9:30 - 10:30pm EST
Well that is kinda the whole question.
Gail Fraser - Author
Jeanne Adams - Author/Romance Bandit
Cinnamon - A Journey of Books
Moderator - Terry Kate


Opening - Morning Announcements - 11:00 - 11:30am EST
The morning rundown - for changes and activities for the day.
Jessica - Phoebe - Terry Kate

Book Trailer Debate - 11:30am - 12:15pm EST
Should I make one?
If I have one where do I use it?
Pros and Cons.
Martha -
Kendra - Creations by Kendra

Moderator :  Phoebe

Working with Authors and Publishers -  12 - 1pm EST
Approaching Authors and Publishers can be intimidating, but there are things that bloggers and reviewers can do to stand out and look professional.
Lisa Dawn - The Wild Rose Press - Review Coordinator and Promotion
Mario Acevedo - Author
Moderator - Terry Kate

Finding the Right Blogs -  1pm - 2pm EST 
What makes a blog a good match for you and how can you search that out.  SEO - black magic - but not impossible.

 Moderator: Jessica

Live Events: Good for Authors and Bloggers  - 2:30 - 3:30pm EST
The world outside the Internet.
We need to reach out as authors and bloggers - so lets talk about how to go about it.  Book signings, conferences, libraries, book stores and more.  Where to go and how to go about it.
Panelists -

Moderator - Terry Kate

Bloggers Working Together - Co-operation -  4:00 - 5:00pm EST
Blog hops, memes, networking, and reaching out to fellow bloggers.
Panelists -  
Rebecca - Dirty Sexy Books
Moderator: Jessica - Novel Reaction  

What Makes a Great Interview -   5:00 - 6:00pm EST
Authors Weigh in on what they like to be asked and bloggers what makes the returned answers stand out.
Panelists  - 
Ilona Andrews  -    Stacia Kane
Moderator - Terry Kate

Blog Tours: Pros and Cons - 6:00 - 7:00pm EST

Moderator: Jessica

Time Management with Janet Bailey of Mindful Time Management-  7:30 - 8:00pm EST

About Janet

For years, I’ve been studying what the experts — both popular and academic — have to say about time management and self-management. I’m familiar with the standard techniques…and where the gaps are.
I’ve had my own creative business since 1988. I’ve written for Travel & Leisure, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, and other magazines. I’ve led seminars throughout the U.S. and U.K. on writing, goal-setting, conflict resolution, and classic time management.  Before starting my business, I worked on staff in arts administration and PR as well as the publishing world.
In other words…I’ve set ambitious goals and reached them. I’ve also struggled with procrastination and writer’s block. I know what it’s like to try to balance the craving for freedom with the structure needed to meet deadlines and goals.
As a coach and workshop leader, I work with designers, writers, social service providers, coaches, consultants and others who value independence and creative thinking. I help them find greater focus, clarity, movement, balance — personally, professionally and creatively.
Her Site -
Moderator: Jessica

How Can Bloggers and Authors do it Better? - 9:00 - 10:30pm EST
Wrapping up the ideas covered during the conference and discussing the future of Blogger author relations.
Marta Acosta - Author and Vampire Wire
Moderator: Terry Kate


Meet and Greet
Panels and Chats